What is Blepharoplasty?
Fullness or “sad eyes” can be treated with a procedure called a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift. It can be performed upon either the upper eyelids or lower eyelids or all four eyelids at the same surgical setting. Frequently, patients will have their brows elevated (Brow or Forehead Lift) and may also have a facelift (Rhytidectomy) during the same surgery.
Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin and re-contouring the fatty tissue which causes bags under and occasionally above the eyes. Incisions are placed in nature’s skin folds to camouflage scars. Occasionally, eyelids can be treated with internal incisions so there is no external scar.
Very fine lines around eyelids “crows feet” are not usually improved with a Blepharoplasty surgery, however, with realistic expectations, the “sad” look may be improved.
Complications are rare but must be thoroughly discussed and considered before you decide to have surgery.